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Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show

Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show

Exhibition Details

Discover a new vigour in recent New Zealand painting in this ambitious multi-artist exhibition. Responding to the question 'What can painting offer that other art forms cannot?', the artworks selected and commissioned for this survey share a focus on material and form, and are deliberately open ended.

Through suggestion and proposition, the artists invite us into conversations that, rather than being constrained by the ties of narrative painting, are speculative and forward-looking. Experience diverse work by 20 established and emerging painters and witness a future for painting that's still in the making.

 

Image credits

Saskia Leek
Untitled 2014
on loan from a private collection

Julian Hooper
Verse 2012
on loan from a private collection, Australia

Nicola Farquhar
Saas 2014
on loan from a private collection, Auckland

Stella Corkery
Smoke and Butterfly 2015
courtesy of the artist and Michael Lett

Kirstin Carlin
Pleasure Garden (seven) 2015
on loan from a private collection, Auckland

James Cousins
Arc 2014
courtesy of the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery

Date
Curated by
Natasha Conland following a series of curatorial workshops with Abby Cunnane, Ben Curnow, Allan Smith and Zara Stanhope.
Location
Level 1
Cost
Free entry